article thumbnail

Thailand’s Cannabis Turn-Around, Texas GOP’s Drug Policy Platform, and a New Study on Cannabis Road Safety

Veriheal

Thailand left its war on drugs in the past, the Texas GOP platform raised some questions, and a new study revealed how cannabis legalization affects road safety. What do you think about Thailand’s radical drug policy change? Texas Republicans Unveil Drug Policy Platform.

Safety 77
article thumbnail

Clinical Trial Explores CBD’s Influence on Cannabis Safety

Veriheal

A randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial of cannabis recently published by Research Gate explored whether or not cannabidiol (CBD) — the primary non-intoxicating constituent of cannabis and hemp — improves or reduces the cannabis safety. .

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

The FTC, CBD, Consumer Safety and Refunds

Canna Law Blog

The Internal Revenue Service will not relent on enforcing section 280e against cannabis businesses, even though to do so means marijuana businesses are taxed far more harshly than other businesses. Patent and Trademark Office generally will not allow trademarks for marijuana products.

Safety 69
article thumbnail

What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

NORML

The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act , which is arguably the most revolutionary and socially conscious federal marijuana reform bill introduced to date. The issue isn’t if marijuana will be legalized anymore.

Policy 219
article thumbnail

New Study: Demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use: an analysis of the 2013–2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana policies in the United States have become more permissive, motivating research on demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use. Marijuana policies in the United States (U.S.)

Policy 56
article thumbnail

USA: National Safety Council Position/Policy Statement Cannabis Impairment in Safety Sensitive Positions

Cannabis Law Report

The National Safety Council (NSC) supports policies to mitigate and eliminate the risks of cannabis (marijuana) and other products containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the impairing component in cannabis. Safety concerns are paramount as legalization and decriminalization continues. At this time, NSC believes there is no level of cannabis use that is safe or acceptable for employees who work in safety sensitive positions.

Safety 43
article thumbnail

The STATES Act Reintroduced: Bipartisan Measure Limits Federal Government’s Ability To Interfere With State-Sanctioned Marijuana Business, Policies

NORML

“The majority of states now regulate either the medical use or the adult use of marijuana. It is time for the federal government to cease standing in the way of these voter-backed regulatory policies being implemented throughout the country,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. The STATES Act is the next logical step in a comprehensive blueprint for more rational federal cannabis policy. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

Policy 168
article thumbnail

Vicente Sederberg Launches Environment, Health, and Safety Practice

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their press release about the launch of the practice… With federal and state enforcement activities ramping up, the new EHS practice will focus on helping marijuana and hemp companies maintain compliance with environmental regulations that carry serious penalties.

article thumbnail

Article :The Connecticut Business & Industry Association – Creating Workplace Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

Interesting read… There are new waters to navigate in the state of Connecticut—legalized recreational use of marijuana and the workplace. . Connecticut is the 19th state to legalize marijuana, permitting the use and possession of marijuana in certain amounts for those aged 21 or older.

Policy 82
article thumbnail

NORML Issues Cannabis Policy Guidance For Lawmakers and Prosecutors For Protecting Public Health During COVID-19 Crisis

NORML

“In this era of tremendous uncertainty, it is crucial that policymakers use every tool in their toolkit to promote public health and safety.

Policy 247
article thumbnail

Delaware Forum Addresses Marijuana Myths and Misconceptions

NORML

"What we see is that the trends in legal states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California are generally no different than the traffic safety trends in other states that haven’t changed their marijuana laws.”.

Safety 170
article thumbnail

CDC Issues Best Practices For Fleet Marijuana Policies

Cannabis Law Report

January 2022) – The CDC recently issued guidance to businesses developing marijuana policies, balancing state legalization efforts and fleet safety. Per the CDC, marijuana should be addressed in motor vehicle safety programs. 20 January 2022. by Todd A.

Policy 52
article thumbnail

CDC Dishes Out Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice to Companies That Hire Drivers

Veriheal

At the end of November 2021, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that there are deep-seated risks associated with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis’ psychotropic compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Policy 77
article thumbnail

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee will today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595 , 45-15. It also places the safety and welfare of these business’ customers at risk, as they must carry significant amounts of cash on their persons in order to make legal purchases at retail facilities.

Banking 219
article thumbnail

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

CannaMD

To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. UPDATE (3/19): MEDICAL MARIJUANA PHYSICIAN APPOINTMENTS. As always, we remain committed to your safety, and look forward to continuing to serve you.

Policy 66
article thumbnail

Opinion: Two cannabis bills detrimental to public health and food safety

Cannabis Law Report

Lynn Silver a pediatrician and director of Getting it Right from the Start – Advancing Public Health & Equity in Cannabis Policy, and Senior Advisor at the Public Health writes for CAL Matters. About ending mass incarceration of people of color for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Safety 83
article thumbnail

Canadian Study Finds Marijuana Use Does Not Decrease Workplace Safety

The Joint Blog

According to a new study conducted at the University of Toronto, marijuana use does not appear to increase the risk of workplace injury. While awaiting prospective studies, occupational medicine practitioners should take a risk-based approach to drafting workplace cannabis policies.”

Safety 41
article thumbnail

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

NORML

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. ” 2020 Policy Research SCIENCE SOCIETY Colorado economy tourism Washington

article thumbnail

Poll: Most Americans Support Forgiveness for Past Marijuana Crimes, Oppose Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

NORML

The post Poll: Most Americans Support Forgiveness for Past Marijuana Crimes, Oppose Cannabis’ Schedule I Status appeared first on NORML.

Safety 206
article thumbnail

US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: “Crash rates jump in wake of marijuana legalization, new studies show”

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s what they are saying… More evidence is emerging that crash rates go up when states legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. states have legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Safety 61
article thumbnail

Recent Legal Actions Causing U.S. Employers to Revisit Marijuana Policies

WeedAdvisor

Thanks to the stigma created by almost a century of prohibition, marijuana still fights to shake the age-old stigma. They treat marijuana like any other illegal substance, even if the drug is legal statewide. To be fair, some jobs should require workers to abstain from cannabis use, as safety could be a concern. Despite the reality of the situation, employers appear to be terrified of marijuana. Marijuana Reforms Having an Impact. . Do you test for marijuana?

Policy 43
article thumbnail

Cannabis & Cancer: Facts to Know about Medical Marijuana

United Patients Group

Potential patients and recommending medical professionals, on the other hand, have questions about the efficacy, safety, accessibility, and other features of cannabis, but they are unsure where to find the answers. Today, many cancer patients use cannabis to treat their symptoms.

article thumbnail

National Safety Council Endorses Zero Tolerance Prohibition on Cannabis/Marijuana for Safety-Sensitive Employees

The Blunt Truth

The National Safety Council released a policy statement endorsing employer zero-tolerance policies for cannabis use for employees who work in safety-sensitive positions, explaining that no level of cannabis is safe. Employers have raised the question of what “levels” of marijuana metabolites are “safe” for employees at work and on duty, and how best to address positive drug test results.

Safety 41
article thumbnail

Cannabis Policy Expert Morgan Fox Hired To Oversee NORML’s Federal Advocacy Efforts

Cannabis Law Report

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is pleased to announce the addition of Morgan Fox to its national staff. Before that, he spent nearly a decade at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Here’s the NORML press release.

article thumbnail

Story From New Jersey Emphasizes Need to Know Workplace Marijuana Policy

Cannabis Law Report

With 18 states legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana and 39 states legalizing medical marijuana, many employees might feel it’s safe to use weed during their off hours or as a prescribed medication. The state of New Jersey has legalized medical and adult-use marijuana.

Policy 52
article thumbnail

Illinois: Cook Co. changes cannabis test policy for asst. public defender applicants

Cannabis Law Report

but now they’ve been forced to reverse that policy. A power struggle has been brewing in Cook County, where job offers to several attorneys from Public Defender Sharone Mitchell were rescinded after confusion over the county’s drug policy.

Policy 91
article thumbnail

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year. 2020 Virginia General Assembly.

article thumbnail

Santa Fe Police Dept Re-Appraise Employment Drug Testing Policy Post Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

– Recreational marijuana became legal in New Mexico a little over a month ago. It’s important that employers look at their drug testing policies,” said Emily Kaltenbach, senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance. KOB4 report. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Policy 87
article thumbnail

Rutgers University Releases Study on Marijuana Usage to Help Guide State Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The New Jersey State Policy Lab at Rutgers University has released a first-of-its-kind report examining health, education, and law enforcement factors related to marijuana usage. The goal is to use the data for comparative analysis over time to help shape state policy.

Data 52
article thumbnail

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills. Introduced was The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances list and allow states the freedom to regulate marijuana as they choose, without federal interference. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.”

article thumbnail

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Illinois is now the eleventh state to legalize adult-use marijuana, and it is the second state to legalize marijuana use via legislative action rather than by voter initiative. Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program will be legally permitted for the first time to personally cultivate up to five marijuana plants.

article thumbnail

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

NORML

The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act essentially would give peace of mind to lawmakers, regulators, 149,000+ workers, and the millions of patients and consumers who are dependent on the normalization of lawful marijuana markets. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. ACTIVISM Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy

article thumbnail

S. 420 Introduced To End Federal Prohibition And Regulate Marijuana Nationwide

NORML

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. “If we are truly going to move our nation towards sensible marijuana policies, the removal of marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act is paramount. Advocacy Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy

Safety 219
article thumbnail

MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) Publishes Vapes Policy Paper: “Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers”

Cannabis Law Report

In the recent wake of vaping-related illnesses and fatalities, the Marijuana Policy Project has released a report, titled Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers, that examines the issue and provides recommendations for policymakers who wish to respond. The conclusion of the report calls on the federal government to take a comprehensive approach to product safety testing that can come with legalization at the federal level. MPP Policy Paper - Vaporizers.

Policy 40
article thumbnail

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

NORML

Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year.

article thumbnail

Santa Ana’s Cannabis Shop Policies Praised for Boosting Community Investment, But Questions Remain

Cannabis Law Report

Voice of OC reports… Several years ago, Santa Ana hatched an idea to pump money into some of its most underfunded — and neglected — quality of life areas by capitalizing on a product that some in town didn’t support, but which still existed in the community anyway: recreational marijuana. .

Policy 87
article thumbnail

NORML Publish Book Summarizing Hundreds of Studies Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Cannabis for Patients ….Now Available on Kindle

Cannabis Law Report

This updated edition reviews over 450 peer-reviewed studies assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or individual cannabinoids in 23 different patient populations, including autism , chronic pain , diabetes , fibromyalgia , migraine , and post-traumatic stress.